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10 Spring Beauty Essentials Under £10

10 Spring Beauty Essentials Under £10
Sophie Page
Beauty & Lifestyle Writer2 years ago
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Our favourite beauty and skincare products don't have to pull on our purse strings; actually the complete opposite… Here at Glossy HQ, we love to find those inexpensive gems that can completely enhance your beauty routine.  

So Glossies, go ahead and treat yourselves, without making an enormous dent in your purse! These are 10 of our favourite spring beauty buys under £10! 

The Ordinary Serum Foundation with SPF 15 by The Ordinary Colours 

Now spring is well under way, you have to make sure you don't skip SPF in the morning. Glossies, we have found an easy way to build SPF into your routine with The Ordinary Serum Foundation with SPF 15 by The Ordinary Colours. This medium coverage foundation glides effortlessly over your face while also offering protection from UV Rays with SPF15.  

This unique formula is lightweight, leaves a natural finish and has more of a serum feel to it - so it's really easy to blend and is a perfect base for cream products. I am obsessed with cream blush at the minute Glossies… Keep reading to see my current fave. 

The Ordinary has made it really easy and simple to find your perfect match fromthe 21 shades the brand offers. So, how is it done? This foundation is split into three categories… 

  1. Fair to light skin tones 
  2. Medium skin tones 
  3. Dark skin tones 

These are then categorised by a second digit (1, 2 or 3), to indicate how deep the shade is. Lastly, the foundation has a letter with it, to match your undertone - either Y for yellow, P for pink, N for neutral and R for red. 

Top tip: As this foundation has a serum consistency, apply with a brush. A beauty sponge can absorb the foundation instead of blending it across your complexion. 

Revolution Pro Hydra Bright Cream Blush 

Cream blush is the perfect spring accessory. I find it lasts longer on your complexion than powder blush and the Revolution Pro Hydra Bright Cream Blush is a bargain for only £8.  

A little goes a long way so this will take you straight from spring to summer too. I love how effortlessly this glided across my cheekbones and left me with a gorgeous natural glow. Revolution Pro has incorporated hyaluronic acid into this blush along with shea butter and vitamin E as well, giving you all day hydration and a dewy finish (don't fear it if you have oily skin, I do, but this works for all skin types!).  

Available in three shades, Peach, Golden and Pink, there is a shade for every skin tone and every makeup look. My fave is the ‘Pink’. 

Top tip: Use the excess from your brush to add a tiny amount onto your nose to give you a sun kissed look.  

Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk 

Now the weather is changing, our style is also and let's just say we'll be showing off our skin a little more. And the Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk is a quick and easy way to get your skin looking sun-kissed and ready to show off! 

A lightweight, fast-absorbing moisturiser perfect for everyday use, this tan is housed in a pump bottle for ease and convenience. Infused with aloe vera and vitamin E, not only does this gradually give you a radiant, golden glow, it hydrates and nourishes too! We love a multi-use product, especially one that leaves you with a natural looking, streak free tan. 

Oh, and Glossies, gone are the days of your self-tan smelling odd. This radiates a delicious cocoa butter scent which is almost good enough to eat! 

How To Use This Tan 

  1. Prep your skin with your favourite exfoliator to ensure your skin is clean and smooth. 
  2. Apply the Tanning Milk evenly onto your skin in soft, circular motions. Don't forget your elbows, knees and ankles - but apply ever so lightly to these areas. Then wait for it to dry. 
  3. Use this milk as your daily moisturiser to achieve hydrated skin and a sun kissed glow.  

NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Hemp Lip Conditioner 

Not only do you need to keep your skin hydrated, but also your lips - which can sometimes be forgotten in our beauty routines. The NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Hemp Lip Conditionerhas become my go to over the last few weeks thanks to its juicy shine and hydrating qualities. 

The ingredients in this silky lippie pack a punch! Hemp-derived cannabis, cantella asiatica extract with sativa seed, rosehip, almond and jojoba oils all work together to keep your lips intensely hydrated, smooth and a perfect base for any matte lipstick. Fancy a no makeup day? Pop this on to elevate your look. 

Top tip: I apply a couple of layers of this before bed and it acts as a lip mask. You’ll wake up with soft, supple lips!  

Maybelline Lifter Gloss Plumping Hydrating Lip Gloss 

Every Glossy has to own aMaybelline Lifter Gloss Plumping Hydrating Lip Gloss  - it's such an iconic lippie and for under £10, it's a steal too!  

This plumping gloss, infused with our skincare fave hyaluronic acid, hydrates lips as well as leaves you with a fuller, shinier pout! Your lips will no longer be chapped and dry thanks to the increase of essential water in its formula. 

I love the XL wand; it makes it easier to contour lips and evenly apply the lippie. And my favourite shade for spring? Cute, candy pink shade ‘Silk’. 

Top tip: Match your lippie to your blush for an all round put together, healthy glow look.  

Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking 20 Benefits Treatment Spray 

Did anyone ask for a hair treatment spray with 20 benefits? (Yes, you read that right Glossies… 20!) Well this multi-use, lightweight spray will soon be your best friend!  

Split ends, frizz, heat damage and breakage are all sorted with the Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking 20 Benefits Treatment Spray for All Hair Types. I use this most days to replenish moisture and smooth my strands. It makes blow-drying my long hair much more manageable too. The coconut and sweet almond oils add shine to your locks and create texture without that cringe-worthy sticky feeling as well. 

Take this with you on your next holiday Glossies. You can use it as a heat defence against hair styling tools and environmental aggressors. It tames frizzy 'holiday' hair, protects hair from breakage (from over styling) and leaves hair soft, sleek and conditioned without becoming greasy. 

Top tip: Once applied to towel-dried hair, comb your hair to make sure the product is distributed evenly.  

OGX Refresh and Full+ Biotin and Collagen Dry Shampoo 

I've been searching for an effective, affordable dry shampoo all year, and Glossies I have found the perfect one for us!  

The OGX Refresh and Full+ Biotin and Collagen Dry Shampoo eliminates grease and oil from your roots in seconds! Collagen, vitamin B7 biotic and hydrolysed wheat protein work to give your roots instant volume and revive dull, greasy hair by absorbing excess sebum oils. This mist also creates the illusion of thicker, fuller hair. It's a perfect staple to your hair routine. 

Top tip: Spray directly onto your roots, let it sit on your hair for a few minutes to allow the product to work and then massage the dry shampoo into your roots. 

Lottie London Palette Mix - The Rose Golds 

For just under £5, your new eyeshadow go-to is here! The Lottie London Palette Mix - The Rose Goldsis a gorgeous golden palette, perfect for this spring.  

Made up of five matte shades and four shimmers, you can create an array of different looks that will easily take you from day to night. The golden glittery shimmers are so smooth and sparkle for hours too! And, like all Lottie London eyeshadows, these are packed full of pigment! 

Top tip: Put down an eye primer before application to make the colours pop! 

Sleek MakeUP Lifeproof Illuminating Fixing Mist 

In warmer weather, a setting spray is a must to keep your makeup looking fresh all day! I've been using theSleek MakeUP Lifeproof Illuminating Fixing Mistthis month and I've been so impressed, that I just had to share this with you!  

On application, my complexion has a new gorgeous glow giving me dewy spring vibes. It's a nice lightweight spray (it feels very refreshing!), quick-drying and locks in makeup for the day ahead to leave you with a smooth, seamless look. 

Top tip: You know we love a multi-use product and this Fixing Mist is one too. Before your makeup, spray it over your complexion to use as a primer. It’ll give you a natural-looking glow under your foundation.  

Rimmel Scandaleyes Volume On Demand Waterproof Mascara 

It's all about the eyes this spring… So, bring attention to yours this month with the Rimmel Scandaleyes Volume On Demand Waterproof Mascara. Why do we love it? Well, it’s ultra-pigmented (for a dramatic look!), it catches every lash adding major volume, and it lifts and curls naturally creating the look of a wider eye area. 

It even has a wavy fibre brush which uses its tapered head to reach those tricky areas. The formula is infused with conditioning ingredients to keep your lashes soft, strong and flexible and of course, the added bonus is, it's waterproof! 

Top tip: When applying the mascara, start at the base of your lashes, get a good grip on the wand and wiggle your brush as you glide it through your lashes. This allows the product to catch every lash and be distributed evenly, so no clumping! 

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Sophie Page
Beauty & Lifestyle Writer
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You know how people say putting on your favourite clothes can instantly boost or change your mood? Well that's how I feel when I put on my favourite makeup. Makeup isn't to cover up, it's to show off our personality - and I love how everyone does their makeup in their own unique way! I never leave the house without a tinted lip balm in hand, and just like everyone right now, I love a good dupe!